Juventus 2-1 Ferencvaros: Player Ratings as Late Alvaro Morata Header Downs Hungarian Minnows

Nov 24, 2020, 10:09 PM GMT
Alvaro Morata, Federico Chiesa, Aaron Ramsey
Morata's header earned Juventus the victory | Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Juventus stole a late victory in the Champions League as Alvaro Morata's injury time header defeated Hungarian outfit Ferencvaros in Turin on Tuesday night.

The visitors took a shock lead in the first half as Juve's defence vanished in the 19th minute, allowing Myrto Uzuni to flick in a deflected cross from the right.

Myrto Uzuni
Who are you imitating there, Myrto? | Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Il Bianconeri drew level through Cristiano Ronaldo, who turned well before firing in at Ferencvaros goalkeeper Denes Dibusz's near post.

Hungarian champions Ferencvaros more than held their own for the majority of the contest, impressively keeping their hosts to a minimum of shooting opportunities. However, substitute Morata stole in at the back post late on to keep Juve's hopes of topping Group G alive.

Here are your Juve player ratings.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Tokmac Nguen, Matthijs de Ligt
One dodgy moment aside, De Ligt was composed in defence | Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Wojciech Szczesny (GK) - 5/10 - Had little to do and couldn't prevent the visitors' goal, mainly because his defence crumbed in front of him.

Juan Cuadrado (RB) - 7/10 - Grabbed himself two assists, showing his attacking quality despite being placed at right back. A bit suspect defensively.

Danilo (CB) - 5/10 - Slipped for the opening goal. Generally looked shaky as part of a two man defence when he's become accustomed to playing in a back three. Booked.

Matthijs de Ligt (CB) - 7/10 - Came charging out of central defence for Ferencvaros's goal and failed to win his header. Aside from that moment of weakness, it seemed like De Ligt was the only Juve player bothering to defend.

Alex Sandro (LB) - 6/10 - Caught a little too narrow in the build up to the night's first goal. Offered an outlet down the left as usual and was dominant in the air.

2. Midfielders

Weston McKennie, Somalia
McKennie struggled to assert himself | Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Weston McKennie (RM) - 5/10 - Looked like a round peg filling a square hole. Tracked back and helped out defensively but little else to report on.

Rodrigo Bentancur (CM) - 6/10 - Was his usual combative self in central midfield, winning plenty of tackles. Replaced as manager Andrea Pirlo searched for the winner.

Arthur (CM) - 6/10 - Was consistently available, registering a monstrous amount of touches and passes. Did struggle to bridge the gap between midfield and attack, however.

Federico Bernardeschi (LM) - 6/10 - Came agonisingly close to scoring in the second half, his half volley striking the post after a fingertip stop from Dibusz. Couldn't provide too much spark otherwise.

3. Forwards

Paulo Dybala (ST) - 5/10 - Really subdued. Often dropped deep but wasn't influential on the ball and was hooked for Morata just after the hour mark.

Cristiano Ronaldo (ST) - 6/10 - Got his customary Champions League goal with a lovely low strike from outside the box. The game seemed like it was waiting for the Portuguese legend to score the winner, though in the end it wasn't required.

4. Substitutes

Alvaro Morata - 7/10 - Spared his side's blushes with his fifth Champions League goal already this season.

Federico Chiesa - 5/10

Dejan Kulusevski - 5/10

Aaron Ramsey - 5/10

Adrien Rabiot - 5/10

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